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Seeking qualified EFL teachers to begin May in Ecuador

Gloria Benstead
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Seeking qualified EFL teachers to begin May in Ecuador

New York English Learning Center (New York ELC), a non-profit academic institution dedicated to helping students understand the English language. In many schools, there are 40-50 students per classroom and they don’t learn. Here the policy is no more than 10-15 per classroom.

New York ELC seeks qualified EFL teachers to begin at the beginning of May for a minimum of five months.

Machala, Ecuador is located on the coast. It is a small city of around 180,000 people and deemed the music capital of Ecuador. Loja enjoys spring-like temperatures year round.

Positions available:

EFL teachers for children, adolescents and adults. Children start at 4 years old. There are distinct groups 4-5 year olds, 5-6 year olds and 7-8 year olds. These are 3pm in the afternoons. After that 4pm, 5pm classes are from 9+. The 2 hour intensive class 7-9pm could have adolescents or adults. We teach to the Cambridge ESOL syllabus.

Qualifications required: a Bachelor's Degree, a TEFL/CELTA/TESOL or other related certificate, and must be a native English speaker or native-like fluent English speaker. Desired qualifications also include experience working with all ages starting at 4 years old to adults, teaching Grammar, Pronunciation, Speaking and Listening courses. Knowledge of Spanish is preferred.

Duties: 5 hours per day Monday to Friday with opportunities for extra tutoring and Saturday classes. Teachers are provided with student and teacher books, prepared planning calendar, pre-written tests and available resources, access to computers and internet.

Term Orientation Dates: Wednesday, 18 April, 2018. Teachers are expected to be part of an orientation workshop before the cycle starts and to acclimatise to Machala and accommodation.

Interested Candidates:

Please send the following to

Current resume and photo and skype address


Upon receipt and approval of your resume, we will schedule a skype interview with you.

Compensation: $5 an hour

Instructors teach at least four classes a day and are able to request additional classes and/or tutorials, if available. New York ELC is a non-profit organization and while teachers don’t earn a lot of money by international standards, they do earn enough to live comfortably in Ecuador and gain much in teaching experience and cultural exchange.

Other perks include salary paid every week and accommodation would be discounted, free wireless internet access. Visa and airfare fees are the teacher's responsibility.

I generally have no more than 15 students per classroom and in some cases less. New York prides itself on personalized attention unlike other academies in the city.

Machala is a city on the coast and a boat ride from the nature reserve and beach Jambeli.

I can also offer housing here at either $100 per month for that. It includes a bed, shared fridge, hot running water, and internet in a self contained room with bed and kitchen area and lounge upstairs . I pay weekly too.

With respect to visas you can come in officially i.e. on a tourist visa which is valid for 3 months.

However, to stay the extra couple of months there is now one way to extend the visa

1)     Pay $125 at a local immigration office and fill out a form.

Machala is on the coast and therefore hot.

How to get here: With respect to airports there are 3. You can enter perfectly well on a one way ticket into Ecuador, should you wish. The Ecuadorians are pretty lax and never really ask questions.

How to get to Ecuador and Machala: From Quito/Guayaquil. As the new airport in Quito has recently moved it’s become expensive to trek into Quito city to catch a bus therefore it is recommended if possible to fly into Guayaquil You can also look at staggered flights ie London to Madrid and then a separate flight to either Ecuador it sometimes works out a bit cheaper. From Guayaquil or Quito it is a bus ride to Machala



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